Owner and founder Gary Halbrooks has a passion for what he does and a dedication to the
commercial real estate industry. He has built Venue Properties from the ground up starting
first and foremost around the values of trust, honesty, and integrity. Gary and his team
care for every project, big or small, personally and uniquely. He loves hearing from current
and future clients. His email address and cell phone numbers are below.
For over 25 years Venue Properties has provided unsurpassed expertise in commercial real estate.
Their team of experts is the best in the business and has created a reputation for trust, integrity,
success and knowledge of the East Texas commercial real estate market. At Venue Properties they
provide Brokerage, Management, Development, and Investment for retail, office, industrial, medical
and commercial real estate. They can promise you that your overall experience and the end result
will leave you proud for many years to come.
- Director of Marketing
Katherine has more than 30 years of public relations experience. She specializes in a strategic
approach to communication. She is an expert in message creation and fully understands the power
of results-oriented marketing and evaluation. Katherine is known for having a sharp eye for
detail and is focused on success.
Katherine has experience in providing PR for public education, higher education, real estate
brokers, chambers of commerce, regional economic development groups, council of governments,
convention & visitors’ bureaus, U.S. Postal Service, Shriners Burn Awareness Campaigns, the
DFW Medical Center Foundation, political campaigns, economic development initiatives, private
industry councils, the Small Business Development Center & U.S. Small Business Administration.
She has a master’s degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce and a bachelor’s degree from
Trinity University in San Antonio.
- Senior Associate
Sam Scarborough has real estate investment in his blood. Having grown up in a family of real estate professionals,
Sam has a passion for real estate development and wants to bring that passion for the betterment of Tyler and its
residents. As a commercial real estate professional, Sam offers our clients keen insight into the East Texas market.
He is a hard worker and always puts client interests first.
Sam holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the University of Texas at Arlington. He grew up in the Tyler
area and attended Bishop Thomas K. Gorman Catholic School before entering college. In his free time, Sam likes to
be outdoors - whether that be archery, skiing, or simply walking in downtown Tyler and going to Don Juans. He is a
great asset to the Venue Properties team.
- Senior Associate
One of Stewart Garrett’s specialties is Self Directive IRA’s and the many investment opportunities this can bring
to the table in real estate. He has “been there…done that” and can assist you in understanding investment possibilities
beyond the stock market.
Flying is definitely a passion for Stewart. Not only can he fly full-size aircraft but he also enjoys flying small
radio-controlled aircraft and drones. Stewart’s business, Texas Air Drones, LLC, partners with Venue Properties to
specialize in Aerial Photography/Video. He is able to get some aerial shots of commercial properties.
Stewart has more than 30 years of experience in the transportation industry. He has a degree in Aircraft Pilot
Training and a degree in Automotive Technology. As an FAA Certified Flight Instructor and a Certified Automotive
Technician he spent over 30 years as a trainer and representative with a car manufacturer.
Stewart is a trainer at heart and loves to facilitate learning. Next time you are on the road take a look around
because you might see Stewart riding next to you on his Harley motorcycle.
- Marketing Coordinator
Carrie Halbrooks was raised in a commercial real estate family. She graduated from Midwestern State
University in May 2018 and is currently working on a master’s degree in Clinical Psychology at the
University of Texas at Tyler. Carrie has an interest in using her academic training to help clients
maximize the return on their investments. Her current position as Marketing Coordinator gives her a
unique perspective on where value creation for the client begins.